How to Have Fun With Leaves?

Answer When raking leaves together in a pile, take advantage of creativity to inspire interest in a chore - it's a lot more fun if encouraged to make temporary designs or sculptures with the leaves before... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Have Fun With Leaves

Whats wrong with my toyon the edges of all the leaves have notching all the way around the leaves?

MASTER GARDENER TO THE RESCUEI know we have hard water in the southwest but i didn't think it was hard enough to take notches out of leaves??you my friend have an adult weevil scalloping your folia... Read More »

Why do plant varieties with erect leaves give higher crop yields than those with horizontal leaves?

With corn, the "erect" leaves allow the crop rows to be planted closer together. This generally leads to a greater yield per acre becase more plants can be planted per acre.

Do plants with red leaves have chloroplasts?

Chloroplasts are the part of the plant cell that contains the chlorophyll pigment. All plants that change sunlight into food have them, whether their leaves are red or green. Chlorophyll is just on... Read More »

Flowering Plants With Leaves That Resemble Small Hollyhock Leaves?

The common hollyhock, a staple of cottage gardens, is known botanically as Alcea rosea. It is a tall biennial plant, grown for its showy single (five petals) or double flowers in shades of white, y... Read More »